The MPH Student Handbook has been designed to provide you with an overview of the policies and procedures of the MPH program here at Liberty University. Inside, you will find specific guidelines that will be essential for your success in becoming a Masters of Public Health graduate from the admissions process to course selection and M.P.H. program gates to the practicum.
All students entering the MPH program should review the MPH Orientation slides to better understand program expectations and the resources at Liberty University.
All students enrolled in the Master of Public Health program must complete a practicum field experience in an organization, agency, or community that provides planning or services relevant to public health and their specialization. The goal of the M.P.H. practicum is to provide you the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills acquired in the academic program under the direction of a preceptor/supervisor.
The practicum also affords an opportunity to develop and apply certain competencies that are better developed outside of the classroom. Examples include the development of leadership ability and group process skills, political awareness and communication skills, understanding of public and private financing mechanisms, and understanding organizational behavior.
The list of practicum sites is just a list of potential sites. You are responsible for finding your own practicum site.
Access to the practicum course (HLTH 698) is an application process. Detailed information on the process is available in the M.P.H. Practicum Guidelines. In order to apply for the class, the following criteria must be met:
If you are having any issues or need clarification, please contact the Practicum Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (remember to include your name and ID number in all correspondence).
The 120-hour requirement does not include technical aspects of the practicum requirements, such as completing paperwork with the site supervisor, obtaining the required signatures, gaining approval, or time spent completing course assignments.
It is your responsibility to find, arrange, and complete a field experience that fulfills program requirements. The practicum coordinator and faculty will support you throughout this experience. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to find a practicum that will meet your particular needs.
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